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The novel Lord Of The Flies bases itself on civilized and savage behaviour Civilized behaviour means to be aware of your surroundings and to care for them and to sacrifice certain pleasures to attain them and to help others When hearing the word savage one thinks of cavemen squatting and gnawing at raw meat right off of the bone In a way that stereotype was satisfied in this novel Savage behaviour might be best described as the act of living like primitive animals who dont care for others and expect instant gratification from almost everything they do Instant gratification can be best described by the following to do something and expecting immediate results The result for savage behaviour is that it leads to distractions from what is important in this novels case getting rescued and disregard of others When the characters in Lord Of The Flies begin acting savage they go so far that it results in the destruction of their environment as well as the destruction of their civilized minds On the other hand civilization is the partial suppression of a humans natural thoughts and movements Civilization is the ability to take all force associated with savagery and to use it to create and maintain a certain order At the beginning of this novel the boys make an attempt at order and civilized behaviour but they fail to the uncooperative nature of the little-uns The boys elect a leader and make different groups each with a purpose of accomplishing something constructive The Hunters Water-fetchers and Fire-tenders The boys find a conch and view it as a symbol of order This shell grants any one person power as long as they have it in their possession The boys in the novel begin as civilized children who obey the laws they were taught their whole lives Upon first arriving the island it was fresh in their young minds so it took some time for
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